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My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« on: September 21, 2009, 09:58:35 PM »
Well...  I bought my buddies airbrush and paints n shiz a month or so back and finally got the balls enough to use it on a locomotive.  Not one of my WC or CN units but a throwback Atlas NS GP38 I picked up for 35 bucks at a train show.  Here it goes.  Let me know what you think.  I tried to follow photos but I didn't want to really dirty it up so I toned it down a bit.  I like the results for the most part!

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Let me know what you think!  Good or bad!  :)

-Steve


[11:09:03 AM | Edited 11:09:12 AM] Justin C: that terrible moment when you can smell your own balls

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 10:02:32 PM »
Not too bad steve, I like it. Looks like a Worn unit, but still has quite a bit of life left in her.
Looks badass for the first try. ;)

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 10:18:29 PM »
Looks good

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 10:48:14 PM »
what is it a GP15?

Epic FAIL!  Re read the second line in the firs post. :bonk:

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 11:18:00 PM »
Epic FAIL!  Re read the second line in the firs post. :bonk:

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Bill is just on a fail-page* lately... wonder whats got into him. Nice job steve! I like it!

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 11:19:51 PM »
Epic FAIL!  Re read the second line in the firs post. :bonk:

Bill

lol woops i didn't even notice that paragraph. It looks like a GP15 though (i fail at identifying the marjarity or modern day style of locomotives)

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 12:53:06 AM »
Bill is just on a fail-page* lately... wonder whats got into him. Nice job steve! I like it!

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 12:55:00 PM »
it might be hard to tell from the bright lighting in the second pic. i like the weathering, but at the same time i have to consider that theese NS units did not have time to really get that worn. it still looks pretty good though, i wish i had one.


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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 02:07:37 PM »
Maybe try to lighten the weathering on the roof some and also maybe around where they will fill up the diesel tank try to make a drip effect like someone spilled diesel down the side.

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 08:19:27 PM »
Thanks guys!

@Justin - http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=108637 & http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=115341  It looks like they got their fair share of road grime.  I'm not sure how to unweather it...  lol

@Dylan - I will work on it...   ;)


[11:09:03 AM | Edited 11:09:12 AM] Justin C: that terrible moment when you can smell your own balls

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2009, 10:03:11 PM »
Don't know if your using Pastels, but if you grind pastel sticks up into a fine power, with a brush, you can apply rust like streaks without the whole control of the airbrush. Might also work for the Fueltank.

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2009, 10:15:33 PM »
I used a mix of airbush and powders...   ;)


[11:09:03 AM | Edited 11:09:12 AM] Justin C: that terrible moment when you can smell your own balls

"Endless SchwimpFest...ate 100 schwimps...ordered extra biscuits..."

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Re: My First Attempt at Weathering a Locomotive!
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2009, 10:46:14 PM »
Looks fantastic, also you should add a little more dirtiness to the bogeys and some on the full tank